SEND Inclusion and Psychology Team

The Education SEND service at Essex County Council is made up of the SEND Inclusion and Psychology Team and the SEND Operations Team.

This page explains the SEND Inclusion and Psychology Team.

How the team is organised

Essex is one of the largest local authorities in the UK so Essex County Council services are split into four geographical areas.  These are called quadrants. There is a SEND Inclusion and Psychology Team for each quadrant: Mid, South, North and West. Each team is made up of:

  • SEND Inclusion and Psychology Lead (SIPL)
  • Senior Inclusion Partner (SIP)
  • Senior Educational Psychologists (EPs)
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Inclusion Partners (IPs)
  • Assistant Educational Psychologists

Read more on Essex Educational Psychologists (EPs).

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the team include:

  • supporting early years settings, schools and colleges to be inclusive
  • providing professional advice and support to clusters of early years settings, schools and colleges so they can meet the needs of children and young with SEND
  • providing training to early years settings, schools, colleges, parents and carers
  • supporting early years settings, schools and colleges to plan for transitions
  • working with different teams around groups of early years settings, schools and colleges to identify and respond to the needs of children and young with SEND
  • facilitating peer-to-peer support and challenge
  • gathering and sharing best practice

More information

The Introducing the New SEND Teams video explains the new ways of working from January 2020 onwards for Education SEND teams at Essex County Council. There is also a transcript available.

The Essex Schools Info Link has published lists of the clusters, and the names of the Essex County Council staff who work with those clusters.


Operational locations

  • Essex